All from what I can remember.
Meet The Original Force Of Nature
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not watch it in the rain.
I will not watch it on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I will not watch it in a box.
I will not watch it with a fox.
I will not watch it in a house.
I do not watch it with a mouse.
I do not like it here or there.
I will not watch it ANYWHERE!
I already watched this piece of shit, so take your DVD and go you twit.
I do not like The Lorax, Sam, so pack up your line of crap and scram!
Film #15 of the June Challenge
There once was a land of wood
where hollies bloomed like nothing else could
In it sat a man, quite the shnook
In his hands was a children's book
This man was an executive of 35
or so this author might contrive
He was a man of astonishing greed
From piles of money he would feed!
He did not understand the words of the book
it was why he did not even own a Nook.
But his was a job that did not require knowing how to read
All he had to do was lead.
So he enlisted several men
to make a film for children of ten
It would not be short, it…
The Lorax is another example of a Dr. Seuss’ film adaptation that has failed to capture the charm of the book. They’ve taken a simple and timely fable and turned it into a loud and garish bore that labours on its environmental message whilst failing to actually entertain its audience. The story centres on a 12-year-old boy who escapes the confines of his artificial city - Thneedville - to find a real tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. There he meets the reclusive Once-ler who tells him the story of The Lorax, the guardian of the forest, and how Thneedville came into being.
Dr. Seuss’ cautionary tale about greed and environmentalism is buried somewhere in this…
I'm sure I benefited from not having read the Dr. Seuss fable this film is based on - and I'm saying this because everyone seems to love the original story and yet everyone who read it basically hates the film, saying it doesn't have the heart of the book and it doesn't capture its charm. I (an ignorant bastard who hasn't read any of Dr. Seuss's acclaimed children books), on the other hand, found it a heartwarming story with often funny jokes, fascinating set pieces and a wonderful, eye-catching animation. The only big problems I found in this quite entertaining animated film were the way they stretched the story (honestly, an hour would have been more than enough to tell…
Bad memories in my life:
Getting made fun of by Erin Olsen in 8th grade.
Having surgery at a hospital.
The music in The Lorax.
Vibrant and colorful, but oh-so-unfunny! I can't honestly recall a single moment where The Lorax made me laugh. Not even a hearty chuckle or a related thought of amusement. And clearly I'm not alone in being underwhelmed by this film.
I've never read any of the children's books by the beloved Dr. Seuss, but I can scarcely imagine this doing any kind of justice to the original story. It means well I'm sure, but the eco-friendly message at its core holds no subtlety whatsoever, while simulatenously struggling to be hip, in an obvious attempt to keep the tweens from reaching for their cell phones.
They overdo it bit also with the inherent bubbliness; sharing similarities with what often feels like…
I thought it was quite adorable and quite funny.
Good message too.
The three fish were the best.
Some hilarious musical sequences.
Nice animation too.
The Lorax is kinda weird, not exactly plot-related (which is not in any way shocking), or the physical appearance of the characters, but more like conceptually speaking...
With solid animation and a bright and colorful world the Lorax tells a cautionary tale about greed and environmental awareness. It's a good tale for children and passes along a very important message.
That being said I found the musical aspects of the movie a bit too frequent for my tastes. Much of the movie is a flashback and though I don't normally mind flashbacks it mostly felt like the entire story was one. The main character doesn't really get to shine until the last 15 minutes or so.
Regardless this is still a fun movie. It's not ground breaking but it's good at what it does. If you have little ones they'll enjoy it and they may just learn a few morals along the way. With that formula this is a winner for parents.
Really enjoyed this one too. A touching story about taking care of our world and preserving trees. I could do without so much musical numbers within the movie but I do realize that they did that to get the young ones to stay interested in the film.
i was forced into watching this three times this week
Die Geschichten von Dr. Seuss sind bunter und überdrehter als vieles was das deutsche Publikum durch die meist düsteren Märchen der Brüder Grimm gewohnt ist. „Der Lorax“ ist da keine Ausnahme. Die künstlichen Bäume erinnern eher an Lollies und ihre Blätter zeigen durch Glühlampen die ihre Farbe wechseln die Jahreszeit an. Obwohl alles künstlich in Thneedville ist, wirkt dies gar nicht wie ein Horrorszenario, sondern ganz alltäglich und es scheint auch so, als ob niemand echte Bäume und echte Pflanzen vermissen würde und alle ganz gut damit auskämen, dass man überteuerte Luft von Mr. O’Hare kaufen muss.
Dies ist auch der größte Kritikpunkte am Film, wirkt doch durch die bunte Welt die Geschichte um den echten Baum nicht so stark…
Pointedly agreed, "The Lorax" lacks the wit and charm of Dr. Seuss, but what it lacks in personality, it makes up for with humor and production value. I found myself laughing several times throughout the course of the film, a feat that most animated children's films just can't tout. The Lorax has several distinct moments of hilariousness as does Ted's grandmother, voiced by Betty White. The singing fish and cute little bears are hilarious and are worth watching the film for. I agree, the theme of commercialism is blasted in your face but for the most part, it works. The film is rich in color and the animation works splendidly, producing a film I wasn't sold on when it was released, but after seeing it, feel like it was a strong contender as one of the most solid animated films of the year.
Super cute. Love it.
...an awe-inspiring and generally amusing animated feature.